419 Scam – "UNIPLAN WORLD PROMOTIONS"
"UNIPLAN WORLD PROMOTIONS" is the fake identity used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria and the UK. It's a fraud. (see one example scam email here).
Send us replies by "claims agents", especially money demands and payment instructions, we will publish them here.
Please forward copies of fraud emails to the abuse department of free webmail address listed as the contact email for the "claims agent". Ask for the addresses to be suspended because they are used in a 419 fraud (see 419 FAQ).
Sample "winning notification":
From: "christopher Adams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: emailaddress Subject: REF: UNIPW/067/2005(Lucky May Winners) Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 11:36:31 -0700 UNIPLAN WORLD PROMOTIONS 1ST FLOOR TRAFALGAR HOUSE 11 WATERLOO PLACE LONDON SW1Y 4AU FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT, REF: UNIPW/067/2005 AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today, 19th of May 2005, of winners of the UNIPLAN WORLD PROMOTIONS draw held on 16th May 2005. Your email address was attached to ticket number 13-2316-5086-477; with serial number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56- 87, and consequently won in category A. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$1,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO. UNIPW/067/2005. This is from total prize money of US$3,000.000.00 shared among the three international winners in the category A. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 100,000 companies/individuals from Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, America, Asia, Europe and North America as part of our International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually. CONGRATULATIONS! Your fund is now deposited with a Security company insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted to your account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes US$10. Million international lotto. To begin your claim, please respond back to me so that I can brief you steps to be taken for due processing and remittance of your prize money. Remember, you must contact me using this mailing address not later than two weeks after this date or funds will be returned as unclaimed. NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember to quote your reference number in every one of your correspondences. Ticket number 13-2316-5086-477 Serial number A025-09 Lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56-87 File REF NO.UNIPW/067/2005 Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions program. Sincerely, Christopher John Adams For: Promotions Director.
Received: from [220.127.116.11] (helo=IBM-AADB7391) by emailhost with esmtp (Exim 4.44) id 1DZnpR-0007sz-3T for emailaddress; Sun, 22 May 2005 12:37:07 +0200 From: "christopher Adams" <email@example.com> To: emailaddress Subject: REF: UNIPW/067/2005(Lucky May Winners) Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 11:36:31 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: Internal Email Service (18.104.22.1689) Message-ID: Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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